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Archive for October, 2009

Oct. 31 celebrity birthdays

Oct. 31: Anchorman Dan Rather is 78. Folk singer Tom Paxton is 72. Actor Ron Rifkin is 70. Actress Sally Kirkland is 68. Actor David Ogden Stiers (“M.A.S.H.”) is 67. Actress Deidre Hall (“Days of Our Lives”) is 61. Director Peter Jackson (“Lord of the Rings”) is 48. Drummer Larry Mullen of U2 is 48. Guitarist Johnny Marr of Modest Mouse (and The Smiths) is 46. Actor Dermot Mulroney is 46. Drummer Mikkey Dee of Motorhead is 46. Country singer Darryl Worley is 45. Actor Rob Schneider is 45. Guitarist Adrock of the Beastie Boys is 43. Musician Adam Schelsinger of Fountains of Wayne is 42. Musician Rob Van Winkle (Vanilla Ice) is 41. Singer Linn Berggren of Ace of Base is 39. Actor Eddie Kaye Thomas (“American Pie”) is 29. Guitarist Frank Iero of My Chemical Romance is 28.

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Check out our new celeb blog

The AJC’s PeachBuzz is expanding.

Check out the renamed blog “The Buzz” − featuring a wide variety of celeb news and chatter in Atlanta and beyond. We’ll feature stories, Q&As, photo galleries, videos and more about local as well as national notables from Usher to Paula Dean to John & Kate. There will also be familiar features such as “Overscene” and celeb birthdays.

Want to see new names and faces? Let us know at thebuzz@ajc.com.

The PeachBuzz column, which focuses on a diverse mix of Atlanta celebrities, remains a staple of the AJC printed Metro section Monday-Saturday.

Thanks so much for being patient with us while we undergo a little remodeling! Continue checking this week for new updates on celeb news and chatter in metro Atlanta.

Hope you enjoy it!

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Oct. 30 celebrity birthdays

Oct. 30: Singer Grace Slick is 70. Actor Ed Lauter is 69. Singer Otis Williams of The Temptations is 68. Actor Henry Winkler is 64. Bassist Timothy B. Schmit of The Eagles (and Poco) is 62. Actor Harry Hamlin is 58. Actor Charles Martin Smith is 56. Country singer T. Graham Brown is 55. Actor Kevin Pollak is 52. Actor Michael Beach (“Soul Food,” “Third Watch”) is 46. Singer-guitarist Gavin Rossdale (Bush, Institute) is 42. Actor Jack Plotnick (“Reno 911!”) is 41. “Cash Cab” host Ben Bailey is 39. Actress Nia Long is 39. Country singer Kassidy Osborn of SHeDAISY is 33. Actor Matthew Morrison (“Glee”) is 31. Actor Tequan Richmond (“Everybody Hates Chris”) is 17.

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Oct. 29 celebrity birthdays

Oct. 29: Country singer Lee Clayton is 67. Guitarist Denny Laine (Wings, Moody Blues) is 65. Singer-actress Melba Moore is 64. Guitarist Peter Green (Peter Green’s Fleetwood Mac) is 63. Actor Richard Dreyfuss is 62. Actress Kate Jackson is 61. Actor Dan Castellaneta (“The Simpsons”) is 52. Singer Randy Jackson of The Jacksons is 48. Drummer Peter Timmins of Cowboy Junkies is 44. Actress Joely Fisher (“Ellen”) is 42. Rapper Paris is 42. Singer S.A. Martinez of 311 is 40. Actress Winona Ryder is 38. Actor Trevor Lissauer (“Sabrina the Teenage Witch”) is 36. Actress Gabrielle Union is 36. Actor Brendan Fehr (“Roswell”) is 32.

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Oct. 28 celebrity birthdays

Oct. 28: Actress Joan Plowright is 80. Country musician Charlie Daniels is 73. Actress Jane Alexander is 70. Singer Curtis Lee is 68. Actor Dennis Franz (“NYPD Blue”) is 65. Singer Wayne Fontana of Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders is 64. Actress-singer Telma Hopkins (Tony Orlando and Dawn) is 61. Actress Annie Potts is 57. Drummer Stephen Morris of New Order is 52. Singer-guitarist William Reid of The Jesus and Mary Chain is 51. Actress Daphne Zuniga (“Melrose Place”) is 47. Actress Lauren Holly is 46. Actress Jami Gertz is 44. Actor-comedian Andy Richter is 43. Actress Julia Roberts is 42. Fiddler Caitlin Cary (Whiskeytown) is 41. Singer Ben Harper is 40. Country singer Brad Paisley is 37. Actor Joaquin Phoenix is 35. Singer Justin Guarini (“American Idol”) is 31. Guitarist Dave Tirio of Plain White T’s is 30.

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Oct. 27 celebrity birthdays

Oct. 27: Actress Nanette Fabray is 89. Actress Ruby Dee is 85. Actor-comedian John Cleese is 70. Country singer Lee Greenwood is 67. Country singer-guitarist Jack Daniels (Highway 101) is 60. Bassist Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band is 60. Author Fran Lebowitz is 59. Guitarist K.K. Downing of Judas Priest is 58. TV personality Jayne Kennedy is 58. Actor-director Roberto Benigni (“Life Is Beautiful”) is 57. Actor Peter Firth (“That’s Life”) is 56. Actor Robert Picardo (“The Wonder Years,” “China Beach”) is 56. Singer Simon LeBon of Duran Duran is 51. Keyboardist J.D. McFadden (Sixpence None the Richer) is 45. Drummer Jason Finn of Presidents of the United States of America is 42. Singer Scott Weiland (Stone Temple Pilots, Velvet Revolver) is 42. Actress Sheeri Rappaport (“CSI,” “NYPD Blue”) is 32. Singer Kelly Osbourne is 25.

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Oct. 26 celebrity birthdays

Oct. 26: Actress Shelley Morrison (“Will and Grace”) is 73. Actor Bob Hoskins is 67. Actress Jaclyn Smith (“Charlie’s Angels”) is 64. “Wheel of Fortune” host Pat Sajak is 63. Musician Bootsy Collins is 58. Singer Maggie Roche of The Roches is 58. Actor James Pickens Jr. (“Grey’s Anatomy”) is 57. Guitarist Keith Strickland of The B-52’s is 56. Actress Rita Wilson is 53. Actor Dylan McDermott (“The Practice”) is 48. Actor Cary Elwes is 47. Singer Natalie Merchant is 46. Country singer Keith Urban is 42. Actor Tom Cavanagh (“Ed”) is 41. Writer-actor Seth McFarlane (“Family Guy”) is 36. Actor Jon Heder (“Blades of Glory,” “Napoleon Dynamite”) is 32. Singer Mark Barry of BBMak is 31.

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Oct. 25 celebrity birthdays

Oct. 25: Actress Marion Ross is 81. Country singer Jeanne Black is 72. Singer Jon Anderson of Yes is 65. Singer Taffy Danoff of Starland Vocal Band is 65. Guitarist Glenn Tipton of Judas Priest is 62. Actor Brian Kerwin is 60. Guitarist Matthias Jabs of Scorpions is 53. Actress Nancy Cartwright (“The Simpsons”) is 52. Country singer Mark Miller of Sawyer Brown is 51. Drummer Chad Smith of Red Hot Chili Peppers and of Chickenfoot is 48. Actress Tracy Nelson (“Father Dowling Mysteries”) is 46. Actor Michael Boatman (“Spin City”) is 45. Singer Speech (Arrested Development) is 41. Actor Adam Goldberg (“Saving Private Ryan”) is 39. Guitarist Ed Robertson of Barenaked Ladies is 39. Country singer Chely Wright is 39. Actor Craig Robertson (“The Office”) is 38. Actor Mehcad Brooks (“Desperate Housewives”) is 29. Singer Jerome Jones of Immature is 28. Singer Katy Perry is 25. Singer Austin Winkler of Hinder is 25. Singer Ciara is 24.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 24

Actor-producer David Nelson (”The Adventures of Ozzie and Harriet“) is 73. Former Rolling Stones bassist Bill Wyman is 73. Actor F. Murray Abraham is 70. Actor Kevin Kline is 62. Actor B.D. Wong is 49. Drummer Ben Gillies of Silverchair is 30. Singer Monica is 29. Singer-actress Adrienne Bailon of 3LW (”The Cheetah Girls”) is 26. Actress Shenae Grimes (”90210″) is 20.

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Celebrity birthdays: Oct. 23

Singer Barbara Ann Hawkins of The Dixie Cups is 66. Director Ang Lee is 55. Jazz singer Dianne Reeves is 53. Country singer Dwight Yoakam is 53. Singer “Weird Al” Yankovic is 50. Bassist Robert Trujillo of Metallica is 45. Singer David Thomas of Take 6 is 43. Drummer Brian Nevin of Big Head Todd and The Monsters is 43. Bassist Eric Bass of Shinedown is 35. Actor Ryan Reynolds (”Van Wilder,” “Two Guys and a Girl”) is 33. Actress Masiela Lusha (”George Lopez“) is 24. Actress Jessica Stroup (”90210″) is 23

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